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good morning . it is thursday, april 19, 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. dick clark shaped pop culture for more than 50 year. we'll take a look at his life and legacy and talk with his friend, marie osmond. also, tony blair is in studio 57 with his take on the war in afghanistan and the race for the white house. i'm erica hill. the secret service forces out three of its agents over that sex scandal in colombia. i'm gayle king. when i see you although 8:00, basketball's pat summitt retires due to dementia. pierce about his family's battle with alzheimer's.
we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. the minute you grow up, the minute you mentally atrophy and freeze in time, you're old. >> dick clark, the ageless television icon dead at 82. >> and now here he is, dick clark! >> there aren't enough hands to counted all the artists who over their careers to "bandstand". >> chubby checkers. >> the beach boys! >> the jackson 5. >> this is madonna. >> this is queen! >> he changed the way america danced and the way we listen to music. >> there will never be another clark. never be another dick clark. >> we'll see you, dick clark, so long. the secret service announced three left or being pushed out of the agency. >> allegations that 11 agents brought prostitutes to their hotel in colombia. >> heads have to roll if people aren't fired, nothing changes.
>> we urged the l.a. times not to run those kind of photos. those photos are used by enemy to incite violence. >> sailors were hanging on for dear life. >> pat summitt is retiring after she revealed she had early onset dementia. >> i turned to my wife, who was right there with me and i said, we won. >> the married couple said they giggled about it for hours. by giggle, they mean nervously plotted to murder each other. >> all that -- >> this guy in a dress and blond wig should have stayed off a rugby pitch. >> check it out. a 22-foot crocodile. >> and all that matters. >> in the president's book, he admitted eating dog when he was growing up in indonesia. >> i'm going to talk about jobs. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you either strap your dog on the roof or throw it on the hibachi.
welcome to "cbs this morning." for half a sentry dick clark was known as the face of "american bandstand" and led new year's eve celebrations in times square for 40 years, but he was much more than a television host. >> clark helped shape the modern entertainment industry. he created countless musical careers and memories. he died yesterday at a hospital in santa monica from a massive heart attack. anthony mason looks back at the career of the 82-year-old legend. >> good morning. dick clark saw himself as more of a businessman than a tv star. i don't make culture, he once said, i sell it. what he sold was rock 'n' roll. >> the star of our show, dick clark! >> reporter: as host of "american bandstand" for more than three decades, dick clark earned the nickname the oldest
teenager. >> the minute you grow up, mentally atrophy, freeze in time, you're old. >> reporter: clark was a philadelphia deejay when he took over "bandstand" a local tv show in '56. >> time for america's favorite bans party. >> reporter: within a year he convinced abc to take it national. >> the notion you would get rock 'n' roll every afternoon on television was mind boggling. >> reporter: former "rolling stone" writer fred goodman said clark's clean-cut image made parents feel safe with the new music. >> it was the main streaming of rock 'n' roll in dick clark. >> i don't think there's anything mysterious about the younger -- >> reporter: as clark told edward r. murrow on cbs's "person to person" in 1958 -- >> for the first time in their lives they've been able to look in on their children having fun, doing what they like to do. they finally got a common ground of understanding so they can talk to one another for a change. >> ladies and gentlemen, chubby
checkers. >> reporter: "bandstand" helped chubby checkers' twist catch fire. from the outset, clark was not afraid to showcase black performers. >> the jackson 5. >> reporter: from the '50s through the '80s, clark would introduce america to many of rock's biggest acts. >> what are your dreams? >> to rule the world. >> dick clark was involved in the earliest exposure of the band. >> reporter: paul stanley of kiss said in 2006 that clark gave his band one of their first big breaks. >> his contribution to american music and to rock 'n' roll and bringing into the home of america is immeasurable. he is the one who did it. he's dick clark. >> "american bandstand"! >> reporter: behind the smooth delivery was a shrewd businessman. phours of television, including
the golden globes, the academy of country music awards and dick clark's rocken new year's eve which he hosted. after suffering a stroke in 2004, he continued to make appearances on the program, to bid good-bye to the old year. but it was his "bandstand" good-bye we remember most. >> dick clark. for now, so long. >> clark was inducted into both the television hall of fame and the rock and roll hall of fame. he may have only been trying to sell culture, but in doing so, he helped to shape it. charlie, erica? >> well done. thank you, anthony. as we just saw dick clark loved nothing more than showcasing talented young performers. within was marie osmond who appeared on "american bandstand" when she was just 13. she joins us from las vegas. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> remember the dick clark thaw knew for us. >> i knew dick for 40 years.
which is amazing because i'm 29, but dick -- dick is one of the greatest men that i have ever known. i could tell you a lot of fun stories, a lot of tender thing, but mostly his life speaks for itself. he's one of the most -- well, he changed the face of music, changed the face of television. and through it all, i told dick, your face never changed. very tender day to day. i loved the family and send my love to them as i know this is difficult. but he left a great legacy behind, you know. >> there will be much talk about that legacy, his impact on culture and his success in business. why do you think he was able to stay on top so long? >> you know what, dick -- his passion. he never gave up. he was so loyal. he was so energized. every day he loved to work. even his wife and son, he said, my father is going to work until his body doesn't work anymore.
i bet you right now, dick is on the other side working. but he loved what he did. his passion showed. i know when he -- you know, knowing him, when we did our show, dick clark production "the donny and marie talk show" he had such a great sense of humor about himself. we did these comedy sketches. we said, dick, we want to show everybody about how you never age. we said we want to show dick clark where he goes when he's not working and we put him in this freezer and ice all over his eyebrows and hair. he had such a fun attitude, but yet he was a bull dog to protect you. if anybody tritd to get me to do something that wasn't marie, oh, my gosh, dick was right there to protect me. a little while ago he came to our show here in vegas. you know, he congratulated us on having a number one show here in vegas. i think it was like a month ago i was taking to him and telling him how much i loved him. always he turned it around and said, yes, but you're
celebrating 21 years of dolls. >> i was like, dick -- he was always about the other person. never about his own amazing self. and yet -- >> and yet he faced tough times after that stroke and there was so much concern about him. what was it like for him after that? he was still so dedicated, as you point out, and so passionate about what he did, but obviously it was more difficult? >> you know, it makes me cry. when i did the daytime emmys and we celebrated his life, he was with carrie and in his wheelchair. you know, everybody was from -- al schwartz, very protective he had the right camera angle because that's what he did for all of us. at the end of the celebration, chubby checkers was there and everybody. he started to cry because it meant so much to him that people loved him so much. i just -- he was so good in his heart to take care of everybody
else. it was nice in that moment to let him know how much we loved him. it was an honor for me to be there and that he wanted me to be there that evening. >> thank you very much, marie, for joining us this morning at this time. >> yeah, we love him. thanks. >> now for the latest scandal involving u.s. troops in afghanistan. military leaders are in clean-up mode after pictures surfaced of soldiers posing with dead suicide attackers. >> the government is worried they will spark new attack by afghan on u.s. forces. david martin is at the pentagon. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. army officials still do not know the identity of the soldier who gave these photos to "the los angeles times." it is a violation of orders to either take or possess photos of the dead, so he could be in trouble if he's ever identified. the photos show american paratroopers mugging for the camera over dismembered remains of enemy suicide bombers. the white house called them
reprehensible. leon panetta apologized for the soldier's actions which he said were the consequence of a tough and dirty war. >> i know young people sometimes caught up in the moment make some very foolish decisions. i'm not excusing that behave, but neither do i want these images to bring further injury to our people or to our relationship with the afghan people. >> reporter: the pictures, which were taken two years ago, show paratroopers from the 82nd airborne division. many have already been identified and are under investigation. some are currently deployed in afghanistan. a soldier gave the photo to "the los angeles times" as evidence of a discipline breakdown within the 82nd, that endangered troops. the paper decided to publish them, despite pleas from the pentagon. >> lives have been lost as a result of the publication of similar photos in the past. we regret they were published.
>> reporter: they are the latest in a string of blows to the american image in afghanistan. in january, a video surfaced of marine snipers urinating on dead bodies. also the inadvertent of the koran, which set off anti-american protests. and the case of robert bales, charged with murdering 17 afghan civilians last month. pete has served in iraq and afghanistan and he says publishing the pictures only helps the enemy. >> this is broadcast throughout the world now and used directly against our troops as propaganda and motivation. >> army officers say the l.a. times actually delayed publication of the photos in order to give the pentagon time to warn both the afghan government and u.s. troops in the field that these photos were coming and could trigger anti-american violence. >> david martin, thank you very much. with us in studio 57, british prime minister tony blair, who
worked closely with u.s. officials on the war in afghanistan during his last six years in office. i'm pleased to have him here in studio 57. good morning. >> thank you. >> what happened in afghanistan and what does this say to us about the future? >> well, i think it's still a struggle, but the one piece of good news out of what happened the other day in kabul where insurgents tried to attack the afghan parliament and afghan government institutions, is that the afghan forces took the lead and fought back. so, you know, i think we've got to stay there with support and help for the afghan government. it's in our interest to do so. we know what afghan was like prior to 2001. we don't want it going back to that. but there are, along with the challenging signs, also signs of the afghan security forces, growing in their capability and we have to support that. >> you believe they'll be able to bear the brunt of the struggle with the taliban even when the united states and other nato forces reeleave?
>> i think it will be important between now and that point to build that xafcapacity, to inve in it and americans will keep a presence there and continue supporting the afghan security forces. at the end we're ten years on. and afghan will have to take responsibility for its own future. no doubt at all, if we haven't been there over this last decade, then afghanistan, particularly with everything that's happening in the region, could have gone back to being what it was, which is essentially a training ground for terrorism. >> do the taliban have an incentive to negotiate? >> they have an incentive to negotiate provided we carry on making it clear that the alternative is that they're going to face force from the afghan government and deep from the international community. but they've also been through this ten-year period. the interesting thing when they attacked those buildings the other day is that there were more insurgents killed than afghan forces. and the attack in the end didn't
succeed. that's not to say afghans aren't still dealing continually with acts of terrorism and an assault. it's not all one way now. and the important thing, i think, if i had any advice now, it would be also to build institutions of governments in afghanistan. >> but have you to have security to do that. >> you've got to have security to do that. now over 300,000 people in the afghan security forces. what's important is that we keep building that capability. we have a window now between now and the drawdown. we have to make sure we continue that capacity and there will be a presence there. >> let me turn to syria. will a cease-fire hold? and if it does, what's the possibility for some kind of negotiation there? >> it's possible it holds and it's possible we get a negotiated solution. you can't be more confident than that. >> with assad staying in power or does he have to go? >> no, he's got to go in the enbecause there's got to be a
transition to a proper form of government. syria is 11% of the population, controlling 100% of the power. that's not going to work long term. i think if we can get a process of evolutionary change there, because if there's a revolutionary change, there could be a lot of chaos and instability there. if we can manage this process, we have a chance of doing it. let's manage it. the conclusion will be a new constitution. >> you don't expect to see nato or anyone else put forces on the ground in syria? that's not a good idea? >> i don't expect to see that but i expect if assad carries on killing civilians, then i think you will see a gradual build up of additional actions like corridors that allow help to get in, possibly, you know, secure zones that will protected the syrian people and syrian refugees. in other words, what i think is important is that we give a message to assad. you've got a chance to engage in this process of transition, but
if you don't engage, we will ratchet up the pressure. >> as you know, they came to the white house and seemed to be some understanding between the president and prime minister of israel. do you expect that the sanctions will work so that the israelis will feel like they don't have to strike iran? >> well, there's a chance. look, the important thing is this, that -- the key thing is to understand. the president of the united states, the prime minister of israel, the international community is agreed on the basic objective. that is iran should not acquire nuclear weapons capabilities. now, there is a process of negotiation that's rebegun with iranians. i think it's absolutely sensible we give that an opportunity to work. >> and they're serious about it? >> you can never with iranians be confident they're serious about it. if there's a combination of effective diplomacy backed up by all the options remaining on the table and the president's made that clear, let's give it a chance to work. >> one of the things i've done since you left 10 downing is
focus on faith and faith at yale. where are we at terms of understanding about religion and about the power of religion? >> well, my foundation is based on the idea that you've got to analyze what's happening in the world of faith in order to understand regions like the middle east countries like pakistan and the wider world. you know, politics always wants to treat religion as if it wasn't about religion, it's about politics. it's not. and issues to do with faith and how you build greater understanding between the faiths is central to peace and security in the long term. so, mind you -- i've been involved, as you know, in a lot of hard power activity when i was prime minister. i think the results are more soft power diplomacy that encompasses things like how you build understanding of people in different cultures and faith. in the middle east right now, where religion goes and whether these emerging democracies understand that freedom of
religion is as important as the freedom to vote, that is a huge challenge for us and one in which we have to be fully engaged. >> on a quick note. i know you long enough to know that at one point in your life earlier, you were a musician and you had a band, correct? >> yeah. i'm really grateful there's no social media, so no recordings of it, by the way, otherwise i wouldn't have been prime minister. >> and dick clark meant what? >> dick clark was -- even our side of the water, he was a huge figure. not least because of the fact that he -- he was one of these people who was constantly the cutting edge of, you know, new bands, entertainment and so on. he's primarily operated in the u.s., but he even traveled over our way and he was greatly respected. >> thank you very much.
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now, mitt romney is weighing in. he said secret service personnel involved in the scandal should be fired for putting play time ahead of the nation. yeah, so i think the real story is that mitt romney describes prostitutes and cocaine as play time. yeah. he's cooler than i thought. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> that took a little minute there. got ya. less than a week after we learned of the secret service sex scandal the agency has started cleaning house. targets so far include supervisors on hand during that.
nora o'donnell at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: the secret service trying to show they're taking quick and decisive actions. so, three members of the secret service are gone but we're learning this morning that one of those agents fired is already planning to sue. the secret service scandal that started at this cartagena hotel has seen its first consequences. one agent fired, another forced to retire. both supervisors. a third officer resigned. a secret service statement out late wednesday said the remaining eight agents will stay on administrative leave with security clearances suspended. the 11 agents and 10 military personnel are accused of hiring prostitutes and engaging in other questionable behavior just before the president's trip to colombia last week. in cartagena, an escort is speaking out to the "new york times" about the argument at the
hotel. >> in the morning, she tries to collect the money and says she must pay her $800. he apparently says no way. and they argue, he gets angry, calls her a name and, you know, kicks her out. >> reporter: does the secret service need to wrap up this investigation quickly to save the reputation of the secret service? >> oh, i think you're exactly right brian stafford has protected six presidents. he says the agency is looking to conduct a fair but swift investigation. >> the secret service is the ones to get behind them probably more than anybody else does at this point. i mean, this attention is negative and it's not good. it is not reflective of the secret service and its people. >> reporter: officials from the agency spent another day on capitol hill wednesday answering questions. >> heads have to roll. if people aren't fired in this town, nothing changes. >> reporter: congress is demanding action. in fact, there will be hearings
on capitol hill next wednesday. >> what's the worst fear the secret service has about this investigation? >> reporter: well, the biggest fear is that this is not an isolated incidents. there are reportedly 20 women who are involved with 11 secret service members and 10 military personnel. congress is asking questions about maybe this didn't just happen in colombia, but part of a pattern of behavior that government officials engage in when they're overseas. that's one reason officials want to wrap up this investigation very quickly. >> they want to wrap it up, but as you mentioned, if there's a concern it's a pattern of behavior, have they given any indication into certain areas, certain trips they may be concerned about that they want to go back and look at? >> reporter: it's a great question. and i think this is going to open up a huge can of worms because congress will want to look into this. you have a inspector general also looking at a pattern of behavior, whether it's taxpayer
dollars that were used for either the drinking or prostitutes or other questionable behavior. at the end of the day, you hear a lot of people talking about new guidelines, new restrictions we put in place to make sure this kind of behave doesn't happen again. >> nora o'donnell, thank you so much. you can forget the french fries and say hello to the mcbaguette which is coming in france and causing quite a revoluti revolution. we'll talk movies and more with robert de niro in studio 57 tomorrow. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] today is the day
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influence how life is lived here in the future are being made. no, not here on the campaign trail where nicolas sarkozy will face electorates this weekend to see if he continues as president of france. here at the local burger joint, here the french man mcdonald's have determined the good old american hamburger isn't good enough. ♪ >> reporter: instead they've launched the mcbaguette. mcdonald's take on one of the basic french food groups, the baguette sandwich. two hamburger patties, lettuce and grainy french mustard in a roll that looks like classic french bread. it may not be the beheading of lou is, but it's revolutionary. the frenh have lined up to try it. >> very good, very good. >> reporter: as with wine tasting, does it have a good finish? >> dry. dry. >> reporter: traditional
backette bakers fear mcdonald's is making another assault on a signature french product. could this be another nail in the french culinary coffin in alex dryer is an american chef who teaches bread and pastry making at a parisian cooking school. for him comparing a mcbaguette to the real thing is to borrow and mangle a phrase, the best of bread and the worst of bread. >> mm. that's way too sweet. it's too soft. a regular baguette you get anywhere in france would be crisp for 24 hours. >> reporter: the french loves mcdonald's. it does more business any country outside of the united states. they've done it by frenchfying the product. those are croissants available
here. they may have the frechlg crying in their cafe ole. ronald may be laughing all the way to the bank. so, this is it. we brought it back from paris. i do a taste test for you but it's a day old and i'm pretty sure the cbs health plan doesn't cover it. >> do it, mark! do it! >> no, no, no. >> what about the ones you had when you were there? >> and there -- they're -- >> i think mark's piece said it right when he said some are crying in their cafe ole. that would be me. to quote chris rock, that ain't wrong. what's wrong with a sesame seed bun and a burger. >> and as mark point out, it does very well there. people go to mcdonald's. they love to rail on it and say it's a terrible american institution, and i say that as a long time living in france, they love mcdonald's.
they also have these traditional baguette sandwiches people get for launch. if you're going to do the baguette sandwich though ham and butter on there -- >> somebody at mcdonald's knows what nair doing. >> i would think the french would say, not my cup of tea. could you say that in french? >> literally? >> yes, i would like to hear it. [ speaking foreign language ] >> impressive. >> it is. >> not really. >> but the young woman lived in france. >> that's true. >> they also sell beer at mcdonald's in france. i'm just throwing it out there. >> thank you, mark phillips. >> does mcdonald's do better than starbucks? >> i don't know the numbers. it does very well. they're opening 30 new restaurants a year there. they've survived the recession. they're in pretty good shape. >> don't you hate assignments like this? >> i think it's a shame to go to
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right there with me and i said, we won. and she kind of looked at me funny. and i said, no, we won. and then she started giggling. and she giggled for about four hours, i think. one of the people i know in the bank, as i was walking in the door to put this in a lock box, they says, oh, i guess you come over to put your ticket away. i said, yeah, i won this thing and eye got to get this thing put away. just laughed it off. she doesn't know until right now that i really had that ticket in there. i was retired and it looks like i've got another full-time job. so, you'd be surprised what it all involves, you know. i'm not looking for sympathy. i'm just saying, you know, it's -- it's a bit of work to set this all up. we've lived here a long time, so we don't plan on doing anything else.
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the star of our show, dick clark! >> thank you very much. thank you. you have the most magnificent eyes i've even in a long time. nice job. by the way, if you're not going to be too busy for the next hour or so, why don't you come and join the grandaddy of the most popular music "american bandstand" with al martino and the young rascals. we'll be back in a moment. >> so smooth, so good. dick clark. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill. we'll continue to look back at dick clark and we'll remember him for everything from "american bandstand" to new
year's rockin' new year's eve. paul shaffer, music director of the late shoe with david letterman is here with us in studio 57. welcome. >> well, thank you all, charlie, gayle, erica, on this sad day, of course, sad circumstances. nice to be with you, though. >> you didn't know him well. >> no. only had a couple of interactions with him over the years. he was always so sweet to me. one time for cbs i did the new year's eve myself, a rockin' eve thing, in like '94 or something, and met him at that time. he was doing his iconic show. i said, i'm doing one. he said, you know, a lot of people do these shows, but they only do it once. he was so right, you know. he continued year after year after year. >> do you remember the first time, paul, you saw "american bandstand" because you were in canada? >> i traveled to minneapolis with my parents. i remember, i'm 13, in the hotel
room and i turned it on and he's from philadelphia, pa, and he introduces mr. bobby rydell who sends "butterfly baby" and in the middle of it he pulls a young girl out of the audience and jitterbugs with her. and it was a sensation. there was so much energy. and i said, where is this place, you know? finally we got cable tv in canada and every day in school there was this happening dance party from philly, pa. he would do things -- excuse me, but i've got a personal feeling for this man. >> a lot of people do, yes. >> i remember when they sang "come and get these memories," the records were hot, the kid went nuts. dick didn't make any apology they lip synched the records. we dnt didn't care. that was the show. he said, rack it up again, play it from the top and they lip synched it a second time all the way through.
then they said, let's do it a third time. i said, you can do that on television? and he did, you know. i'll never forget. >> the impact on rock 'n' roll was what? >> it was tremendous. and out of philly, pa, he exposed so many dance records. i mean, d.d. sharp doing the mashed potato, the dovell telling us you can't sit down, and by the way, this was -- you know, the first time really that black music was -- black dance music exposed. and philly like d.d. sharp and the dovells and the oralons singing about south street, the hippies meet, maybe the first time we heard that word, hippies used. they were congress gameeting on street in philly. nobody mattered. little richard said last night on television, didn't matter to him, black music, white music,
it was music. >> it shows you what a unifier music can be. i was reading in the notes the first time he asked a black person to come and dance, he was nervous to see what the reaction was. in the end, it was so embraced. it just goes to show you. >> interesting. music is a unifier. people didn't care. it was just great music. >> i interviewed dick clark years ago in connecticut and it was one of those satellite intervie interviews. i said to him, dick, are you a good dancer? and he cracked up. he said, in all the years nobody had ever asked him this. he said, i guarantee you this, you'll never see me dancing. when you look back at all the dancing. he said, that's something i would never, ever do. he was on infectious. when strikes me most is that everybody universally says what a nice guy he is. you can't find anybody that has anything negative to say about dick clark ever. >> when he would interview, and he interviewed all the guests, what struck me, no matter if it
was a person like -- i mean, henry kissinger or he did the golden globes and the biggest -- jane phone dashgs the biggest star, or the lead singer of the trashmen, you know, singing ba, ba, ba bert is the word, he treated everybody with the utmost respect and he had done his homework. i remember he had run dmc very early in the history of rap. people didn't know what rap was. he knew exactly who run, dmc, and jam master j. nice to see you, sir. he knew -- you know, he treated these -- and it made me think, you know, even the tresh men in south philly or the oralons, you know, don't hang up and where are you going to be christmas, you know -- >> paul, you do a good imitation. when did you start doing that? >> well, when harry showed me how to do it. i did it for dick clark. he immediately said when guys like harry sheerer do me,
they're actually doing arthur godfrey. that was a key to me. he said, i grew up on arthur godfr godfrey. >> he leaves us with what, do you think? >> he opened music up. he started music on television. he exploded as a producer. he did everything he wanted to do. he brought, you know, dance music of all kinds and all races to america, from his little local dance party show in south philly, pa, he showed what you could do. >> i love your hat for advertisement for "cbs this morning," but you wanted to wear the hat. you wanted a different look. >> this is a look -- you know, people wear hat on early morning television. i'm having a bad hair day. well, i'm having a no hair day. thank you very much. >> feel free to wear it on "the late show," we don't mind. >> well, if you let me keep the hat.
>> absolutely. you may keep it. >> thanks for coming in. >> good to see you all. >> thank you. >> happy to be with you. >> great er's long search for the truth in her daughter's death. and show you why true crime author ann rule got involved in this story. you're watching "cbs this morning." [ glass clinks ]
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morning, northern virginia. the shuttle "discovery" is changes places with shuttle "enterprise" at dulles airport. it will be on permanent display at smithsonian. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> mavb louse machinery, how it works, fascinating. best selling author ann rule is known for doing a huge amount of research on her true crime novels but she became more of an investigator than researcher after the death of a former state trooper. >> this "48 hour mystery" takes a look at the case. peter van zandt says this is a search for justice. >> for the last 13 years, i've been looking for the truth to what happened to my daughter. it's easier. time heals but it never goes away. >> reporter: in december 1998, ronda reynolds was discovered in
her home, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. her death was ruled a suicide but one person wasn't buying it. >> it was from the beginning, they already had it labeled. but there's something inside of you that says, something's wrong. >> reporter: her mother, barb thompson, embarked on a decade-long quest to have ronda's death reinvestigated. she even convinced world famous true crime author ann rum to write a book about the case. >> the first time i heard about ronda reynolds' death, i felt a tingling at the back of my neck. something wasn't right. >> reporter: the two teamed up. >> we are like a slightly older cagney and lacey. >> reporter: to prove she was murdered. >> i won't stop until i know the truth. >> reporter: ronda's husband says the truth is, she killed herself. >> they found her. it was the biggest shock of my life.
i saw she had shot herself in the head. >> reporter: after 13 years, barb's seven farch for answers finally reaching a dramatic conclusion. >> i believe beyond any reasonable doubt that someone in that house killed my daughter. >> don't make me wait until saturday, peter, what happens? >> that's the preview. sorry. >> it really is. clearly it must have touched something with ann rule that she wanted to get involved. >> absolutely. because this story had everything a beautiful woman at the heart of the story, a mother desperate for justice. circumstances that -- i call this the pendulum hour. as you watch it, your feelings will go back to forth to determine if it was suicide or homicide and comes to a very dramatic conclusion. >> those are the best kind of "48 hours," where i think one thing then ten minutes later you think that. it's a wonderful tease. a dramatic twist at the end. >> that's what keeps us, of course, too tuning in.
it's a pretty incredible story to actually get ann rule to come quest for justice and for is answers and for the truth. >> barb thompson, who runs a horse ranch near spokane, washington, eastern side of the state, was so persistent. ann felt this connection. the two of them start investigating. ann rule calls them an older cagney and lacey but then ann rule goes out like a detective, helps track down sources, information, and they come up with this theory of what happened. eventually, they get this to what's called an inquest where there's no judge, there's no attorneys, hearsay evidence is allowed but it's the dramatic hearing in washington state to determine, was it suicide or homicide. >> none of that would have happened without ann rule? >> that's right. ann rule was a major driving force in this. she's written a book about the case. and she helped get justice for which side you'll have to watch to find out. >> you and your teases.
>> i never liked being teased, peter. >> sorry. >> i never go against -- i have great faith in a mother's gut, mother's intuition. of all the cases you've covered, and you've covered many, how does this stack up for you? >> we always deal with trials in which a 19th century legal proceeding where an inquest was held that allowed hearsay. you could testify and say, you know, i think peter van zandt was involved because he looks funny. it's like, hmm, that's interesting, no one to object. this jury then, once they made their determination, are also allowed to actually name a suspect and they have to go out and arrest that person. so, at the end of this show, high drama, to say the least. >> okay. i prefer the teasing, peter. thank you, peter. nice job. can't wait to see. >> you can settle in and watch peter's full report, ups, downs, dramatic on "48 hours mystery"
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there's a good reason we're playing "dude look like a lady" as we looked around the web we found a few reasons to make the long story short. huffington post has a prison break that turned out to be a real drag. it was viral. he dressed out of prison in his wife's clothing. check out the lipstick. the alleged drug trafficker got caught an hour later when police noticed he couldn't walk straight in those heels, erica. >> our san francisco station
reports about 50 high school students in berkeley, california, will be suspended over an attendance scam. students hacked into the school's attendance system, changed other students' records, for a price. four of those students could be expelled. >> jim trader tells the new york post, to put it politely, i was scammed by a prostitute. out of half a million in diamonds. the trader met a woman at the bar. guess where this is going? they went to a hotel where he says he was drugged. he woke up to find the woman and, guess what, the diamonds gne. he says if she returns them, he probably won't press charges. talk about the walk of shame. >> you think those diamonds are coming back? >> nope. sad news for "dirty dancing" fans. they say the resort that inspired the backdrop has burned to the ground. the grand view palace was destroyed saturday in what's called the largest fire in catskills history. just a month ago officials
threatened to condemn the property. l.a. times says demi moore is back and looking healthy after making her first public appearance in month. she's going to change her twitter handle, which right now is mrs. kutcher, which no longer works after they broke up. she's asking her 5 million twitter followers for suggestions on what she should be call. long story short. how about @demimoore. there's only one. i just want her to be okay. i want them both to be okay. >> absolutely. it's never easy but you want everybody to come out okay with themselves in the end. >> @demimoore, my suggestion. >> i vote with gayle. pat summitt steps down today. her record-setting career at tennessee ending because of dementia. david hyde pierce here to talk about the devastating effects of alzheim alzheimer. p(
welcome back to "cbs this morning." pat summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball history is stepping down today. she became a woman's basketball icon over the past four decades at the university of tennessee. >> less than a year ago, summitt i was diagnosed with early onset dementia. dean reynolds is at the campus in knoxville, tennessee. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. well, as she takes her lead today, coach summitt says she'll devote a lot of time in the future to fighting the disease that has sidelined her. last month you could tell from her words that pat summitt seemed to know her coaching career was coming to an end. >> i love the game.
and whether i'm here in -- you know, at ut, i may or may not coach. so, it is what it is. >> reporter: for 38 years she roamed courtside, racking up 1,098 wins against only 208 losses. along the way, there were eight national championships and 16 conference titles that put summitt and women's college basketball on the nation's sports map. shelly collier played for summitt from 1983 to 1987. >> wow. i mean, when you think about women's basketball, how can you not think about pat summitt? she has touched a lot of people's lives. >> reporter: holly warlick, summitt's assistant, will succeed her but can't really replace her. summitt, who is 59, will become head coach emeritus. >> she's still very much alive, very much ready to fight
whatever's in front of her with the way that she's done everything. >> reporter: in a statement released wednesday, the coach said, i recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role. and that will include the job of spokesperson in the fight against the disease through the pat summitt foundation fund. former president ronald reagan had the disease, exposing it in 1994, and dying 10 years later. his wife nancy called that period the long good-bye. ♪ >> reporter: recently entertainer glen campbell acknowledged his struggle with alzheimer's and launched an international farewell tour. campbell is one of 5.4 million americans who are living with alzheimer's. it is the sixth leading cause of death in this country. there is no known way to prevent it, much less cure it. this afternoon school officials here at the university of tennessee will join coach summitt and her successor at a news conference.
it will be the changing of the guard and an end of an era. >> david hyde pierce knows very well how devastating alzheimer's can be. his father and his grandfather suffered from the disease. and has been a long-time advocate of alzheimer's research. we're pleased to have him here. for the family, this is a case in which the caretaker suffers along with the person who's living with alzheimer's. >> it's a big -- any time someone has a terminal illness, it's a big burden on the family. the thing about alzheimer's is that there's, along with the loss of the person, they are progressively losing their ability to judge, to express themselves, to take care of themselves. so, the responsibility, the shift of responsibility, onto the caregiver is huge in this disease. >> an important decision is how do you tell them and communicate that it's time to change something about your life? >> i mean, one of the great
things about pat, and it reflects how far we've come with this disease, that she was diagnosed -- i mean, she has early onset, which is really tough. but they were able to diagnose this at a point in the disease where she still has her faculties. she and her family can face this, which they're doing so bravely with amazing humor and love. and that -- that, to me, is an incredibly positive sign. as sad as we are all are this is happening to her, i only look at her and see because there is a time not long ago, when my grandfather had alzheimer's disease and my dad had dementia, that was possibly alzheimer's, and back then nobody knew anything about it. we didn't talk about it. there was a stigma. in many parts of this country there still is. when somebody like pat steps forward, as she does in coaching the basketball, this is the
opponent, we're going to face them head on. that's what families need to do. that's what the country needs to do. i find that very encouraging. >> i look at pat's story, at age of 59, and i have to say it's my fear when i hear these stories, oh, no, and you have it so close in your family, david. do you worry for yourself? >> i probably should. i don't think about it a lot. i've worked for years with the alzheimer's association. my grandfather died in '92. my dad passed away in '98. the loss is still potent for me. but time has passed. what i keep being refreshed by is seeing people like pat, people stepping up to the plate, people embracing this cause. even the fact we have this new national alzheimer's project act, the entire congress, this congress that all hate each other, and the president who's not speaking to any of them, they all voted unanimously and pass the legislation. in may we'll be presenting for the first time in our history a
national plan to fight alzheimer's. that's huge. >> it is. in many ways, too, speaks probably the number of people. there are some instances where people may not talk about it, but there are so many families in this country that are touched by it. at this point it seems like it's impossible to ignore. you talk about how tough it was and is for caregivers. it was ever hard for you because we hear about moments people suffering alzheimer's or forgetting the person they're dealing with. this is a person you love so dearly. is it hard for you to reconcile those moments and say, i know it's not personal. i know this isn't directed toward me. >> i think it's impossible to exaggerate what that does to a person, no matter how positive your attitude is. if you're talking about, say, your spouse of 50 years, which is the case with my grandmother and grandfather, and they look at you with no recognition, that sense that your whole life has evaporat evaporated, that takes a toll. my grandmother died of a stroke, the primary caregiver of my grandfather. i feel like the dies killed her
as much as him. that was a different time now. >> are we close -- >> we're not close enough. we are part of this national alzheimer's plan is to pull the country along, to invest more resources and also more focus on better care, on taking advantage of all the discoveries we've already made, whether it's in research or in how to help people who are living with this disease, because it's very different in different parts of the country. some places, they are no clue what to do and other places we have a lot of answers. >> thank you, david. nice to see you. >> thanks, guys. >> here's a question, have you seen girls yet? it's the new series on hbo. it's not tv, it's hbo. getting huge buzz. we'll meet the creator, lena dunham, only 25, when we come
me -- >> do you think that sounds like a lot of fun? i mean, getting a text about it. >> if he asks you if you wear a seat belt. >> those are important things if you're going to have a baby. you need to wear a seat belt and stop operating machinery. she thought she was going to get it since she was 10 years old. >> the new hbo series "girls" follows the lives of four downwomen in new york city. already has women talking from coast to coast. >> and coast to coast, girls is the brain child of lena dunham, she's a writer, a director, executive producer and, oh, yeah, she's the star, too. she's one of the most talked about young people in entertainment these days. we are so delighted, lena dunham, you're here. >> thank you. i'm such a big fan. i'm happy to be here. >> we're a big fan much "girls". >> i confess until a month ago i had never heard of you, lena dunham. it's like you came out of nowhere. where did you come from? >> i'm from new york city, downtown new york, and i've been making films for about six
years. i feel really lucky i got to make this hbo show after i made an independent film, which luckily enough, some kind folks at hbo saw, judd apatow saw and then this surreal process began. >> is it true judd apatow saw it and said -- he was here yesterday, very complementary. >> he's the best. he's big fans of you guys, too. he said you were going to make best friends. >> mission accomplished. >> quite publicly taken. >> let's talk about "girls" because i sat there horrified, amused, embarrassed, because it's naughty. it's all of those things. >> those are all the emotions i hope -- >> is that what you want me to feel? >> yeah. >> mission accomplished. >> my evil plan is working. no, i'm glad you felt that way. >> you're glad i felt embarrassed and frightingly horrified. i'm a daughter who's 25 and i thought, does kirby do this?
go ahead. >> my hope was just to depict the reality that felt a little closer to -- i think my close friends and i went into our 20s thinking these were going to be the ten most glamorous years of our lives. reality is different. i've gotten my comfort from television shows that resonate with me so i thought if i could normalize this experience for other girls, that would be meaningful to me and maybe to them also. >> it's been called spot on, painfully honest, agonizingly funny and boundless in a way there are been a lot of articles here in new york because of who their dads are and news and other areas and one dad said, i was a little uncomfortable with the sex, though. judd apatow said it's one of the most real sex shows he's seen in a long time. >> yeah. >> is there anything scary about that for you like, oh, when my parents see this. >> i have particularly accepting parents. they're artists.
my dad's work tends to the graphic. i say, i had to suffer through your creations, now you will handle this, although i have to admit when i was sitting next to my father at the premiere i did lean over and g i'm so sorry. but for me, my goal was just that i often say i felt a little unfairly duped by the sex i see on television. i'm not saying this is every s it's not game rouse, painful, embarrassing, complicated and i wanted to see themes where girls weren't wearing negligees and sighing. i wanted to see the nitty gritty. >> that's what i think is great. it's like larry david's sick old granddaughter. that's harsh. >> i have to admit i enjoyed that quote. >> did you? >> i did. >> it's a way that it is so brutally honest. i'm wondering, you know, are there times you think, well, maybe i shouldn't go quite that far. >> i have a great brain trust of people around me, judd included,
who let me know the line between honesty and aggressive and sort of -- how would i describe, a line between something that's honest and something that's sort of too in your face. the thing is, i always -- my litmus test for myself is does this feel real for me or for shock value is? if i ever feel i'm doing the look, i'm on hbo, check out what i can do, i pull back. >> in music where they were talking about female submission has already emerged as a theme. we see this as your character, hannah, in a relationship she has. you kind of feel for her. like, oh, gosh, don't do that again. it's not good for you. >> i compare it to -- >> i don't think spanking is good. i was asking young women in my office, is there a lot of spanking going on? >> well, it is -- did they answer you? what did they say? >> some of them left the room. >> and there was your answer. >> yes. some of them left the room. >> i won't leave the room. i think it's a complicated issue. you know, my goal -- i haven't read "50 shades of gray" but a
lot of bondage right now. >> that's what i see. >> to me that's not what the sexual relationship on the show is about. >> you're right. >> as the season progresses you'll ee this relationship between my character hannah and her sort of boyfriend, the polite word for it. >> i'm waiting for him to go. >> but i think -- i totally get that. based on the first three episodes i wouldn't feel adam either but i wanted to show these relationships are never sort of one-sided. there are sort of 50 shades of gray. and you -- and the fact that hannah is sort of an agent in her own destruction with adam and she's making choices and she's speaking at experiences. i wanted to show it's not -- it's not just sort of the madonna horror thing. there's a complicated middle ground for women who are kind of confused about what the sexual boundaries are. this is very personal and sometimes i worry it's hard to articulate. >> every time i watch i think,
did that happen to lena? i don't know all your cast members but i do know allison williams. and i think she's a knockout. i'm happy for all of you guys, cheering you on. i love that she's 25. >> i know. >> you have a hit show on hbo. >> thank you. >> you go. >> i think we'll start your fan club this moerngs. >> so happy to be here. >> lena dunham. >> inspiring girls. >> her show is "girls" airs sunday nights on hbo. >> thank you. we know you can always find a great meal in new orleans but those who live there are stuck in a food desert. there aren't even grocery stores. we'll see what a well known native is doing to change that.
wendell pierce made his name playing sharp characters in tough places and post katrina in new orleans. >> now he's tine a new role as an entrepreneur. jeff has that story. >> for wejd pierce, katrina led to a second crisis, what he calls food deserts in his hometo hometown, vast trechs where people have no access to quality grocery. he insists that needs to change. and he pitched in. >> reporter: at first glance, new orleans is that, the culture, the music -- >> double crab. >> reporter: and, of course, the cuisine. there are 1251 restaurants currently open in the increacre city, that's 451 more than before katrina. but for wendell pierce, who grew up in new orleans and who returned home to star in hbo's
critically acclaimed "treme" those numbers hardly tell the whole story. >> we can't look at this through rose-colored glasses because it's a tale of two cities. the city is thriving but still large portions of your working class, poor communities, that do not have infrastructure coming back to the level it should be 6 1/2 years after the disaster. >> this is just a mini supermarket, in essence here. >> reporter: he partnered with his friend troy henry in an effort to fight food deserts where people are at least ten miles from a grocery store. they're starting small with a chain of convenient stores called sterling express. >> as wealthy as this nation is, to have its people, the very core of our strength is people, you know. and to are them be disenfranchised when it comes to nutrition and success that unanimous is unacceptable. >> reporter: sterling's express is designed to deliver fresh,
affordable and accessible food, critically important where 58% of residents don't drive. we've seen how bad the food can be at convenience stores. how much better do you want to make it? >> we want to set a whole different precedent as it relates to that. >> reporter: for both men, the effort is deeply personal. your most vivid food memories? >> my most vivid food memories? my mother's cooking. learning about the wholly trinity of onions and bell peppers and celery and how to use creole seasoning. >> reporter: the decision to bring more of of those flavors to more people is not to a they don't want to make money, they just hope to make a difference at the same time. >> i'm a businessman. i'm an actor first, but this is business. this is american capitalism, american industry, you know. i think there's an opportunity to do well and do good. >> reporter: and pierce is planning an expansion.
this shuddered grocery store will soon become sterling farms, one of two supermarkets pierce will hope later this year. if you look 20 years into the future, what new orleans do you see? >> what we do right now, i want to be able to answer that question 20 years from now when some kid says, mr. pierce, new orleans' darkest hour, what did you do? and that's the question that everyone's going to are to ask, especially government. in new orleans' darkest hour, what did you do? not say you're going to do. what did you do. >> reporter: and you're doing. >> i'm trying. >> all right. >> i love that. >> so, what does he have? >> he has -- >> the amazing capacity -- >> he has a commitment to his hometown and a love for his hometown. i mean, he's doing this with a guy he grew up with. a lot of his partners are people he grew up with and there's something to be said for that. coming from a place and understanding it that completely and then wanting to help it.
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